Legendary reggae singer, Neville O’Riley Livingston, otherwise known as Bunny Wailer has died.
Reports are that he died at the Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston this morning. He was 73.
The details surrounding his death are not yet known, but the legendary reggae singer had been ailing for many years. In 2018, Wailer suffered a minor stroke, resulting in speech problems. In July 2020, he suffered a second stroke.
He went on to win three Grammys and was given Jamaica’s Order Of Merit in 2017.
His death was confirmed by manager Maxine Stowe, and Jamaica’s Culture Minister, Olivia Grange.
The cause of death is unknown, but he had been in hospital since having a stroke in July 2020.
The star, whose real name was Neville O’Riley Livingston, had been the last surviving member of The Wailers, following Bob Marley’s death from cancer in 1981, and Peter Tosh’s murder during a robbery in 1987.